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12:12 p.m. Today - By Robert Schroeder
Trump teases quick China deal and downplays need for using strategic oil reserves President thanks Lewandowski for congressional testimony President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a trade deal with China could be struck soon, as he downplayed the need to tap the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve after the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
11:38 p.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
Trade wars and tariffs aren’t the biggest culprit if stocks stumble from here U.S. economy’s growth rate should be investors’ main focusU.S. economy’s growth rate should be investors’ main focus, writes Mark Hulbert.
10:38 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Grace Zhu
China industrial output, retail sales fall short of expectationsValue-added industrial output in China rose 4.4% in August from a year earlier, slower than the 4.8% increase in July, the National Bureau of Statistics said Monday.
7:22 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mostly fall as crude prices soar Hang Seng slides amid more worrying economic news from ChinaAsian markets mostly fell in early trading Monday as global crude futures soared following the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
12:21 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Violence flares as Hong Kong protesters march despite police ban Many stores in central business district shut, traffic snarledPolice fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.
7:45 a.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
How to invest in — or avoid — what makes China China One analyst calls state-owned enterprises the ‘zombies’ of China’s economy. Should you embrace them or avoid them?One ETF that purports to offer access to better run private sector companies in China that are better run may make things more confusing for investors, not less.
12:47 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Peter Morici
How to win the trade war with China Trump will have to hit Xi a lot harder to get resultsThe White House says the U.S. is winning the trade war with China, but Beijing is unlikely to sue for peace anytime soon, writes Peter Morici.
8:27 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
These are the states getting hit the hardest by trade-war tariffsSome states are getting hit harder than others by Trump’s tariffs.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Things are looking up for the economy, but you can’t get too cozy in the Trump era China trade war truce, interest rate cut could prop up economyThe U.S. and China are trying to tone down trade tensions, the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates and Americans are still spending plenty of money. So all is well again with the U.S. economy, right? Not so fast.
11:15 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil logs a weekly loss amid worries about rise in suppliesOil futures finish lower on Friday, with both U.S. and international benchmark crude posting sizable weekly falls as worries about the prospect of rising inventories appeared to overshadow a U.S.-China tariff detente.
8:13 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Democratic presidential hopefuls say they wouldn’t toss Trump’s China tariffs right away Candidates vowed to roll back several Trump policies — but not a trade-war weapon Democratic presidential candidates vowed to roll back several of President Trump’s policies at their Thursday-night debate but held off on immediately rescinding his tariffs.
4:59 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
China exempts U.S. agricultural products from tariffs after reports of potential interim trade deal U.S. - China trade talks expected to resume in October China made further concessions to the U.S. on international trade on Friday, adding agricultural products like soybeans and pork to the list of imports exempted tariffs, as prospects for at least an interim deal to resolve the two year old trade dispute improve.
3:05 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - Associated Press
China to lift punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans, porkChina will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of negotiations.
1:43 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By MarketWatch
China to exclude soybeans, pork from tariffs: reportChina's Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council will exclude some agricultural products including soybeans and pork from the additional tariffs on U.S. goods, The People's Daily said in a tweet, citing official sources.
8:10 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain as trade tensions ease further Nikkei rises as holiday shutters many other large markets in AsiaAsian markets rose in early trading Friday following signs of hope for a thaw in the trade war between the U.S. and China.
12:40 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow logs 7th gain in a row on renewed trade optimism, ECB stimulus ECB cuts interest rates further into negative territory; U.S. and China to meet on trade in OctoberThe Dow marks its longest win streak in more than a year Thursday, after the European Central Bank’s announced fresh stimulus measures.
7:37 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. wants to make progress in solving China trade dispute: Mnuchin Both sides show willingness to shift tactics ahead of October meeting, but analysts doubt a deal will be cut soon Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the U.S. wants to make meaningful progress in talks with Chinese officials on the on-going trade dispute.
6:51 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Gundlach: There will be no U.S.-China trade dealJeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine, said Thursday there will be no trade deal between the U.S. and China before the presidential election. At a presentation in London, Gundlach said President Trump is the "irresistible force" but that China has every incentive to attempt to wait out his presidency. Trump won't do a deal without intellectual property being addressed while China can't do such a deal, he said. Speaking about negative-yielding debt, Gundlach said it is only central banks or regulated pension and insurance funds that own the securities.
4:21 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Europe stocks rise as ECB cuts rates, launches fresh bond-buying program InBev, British American Tobacco among big moversEuropean stocks move higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank delivers fresh stimulus in the form of a deposit-rate cut and fresh asset buying plans.
7:25 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Mike Murphy
U.S. stock futures rise after Trump delays tariff hikes against China until Oct. 15 President says move is ‘gesture of good will’U..S stock futures rose late Wednesday immediately following President Donald Trump announcement that he will delay implementing higher tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods for two weeks as a “gesture of good will.”
3:36 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Mike Murphy
Trump to delay tariff hikes on $250 billion in Chinese goods until Oct. 15President Donald Trump announced late Wednesday that he will delay implementing higher tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods for two weeks. In a series of tweets, -- from 25% to 30% -- that were scheduled to take effect Oct. 1 will now go into effect Oct. 15. at the request of China's top trade negotiator, Liu He, and "due to the fact that the People's Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary." U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators will reportedly , and the delay could be a sign of goodwill before the talks. U.S. stock market futures shot up immediately after the tweets, with Dow Jones Industrial Average futures up about 150 points.
3:06 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
U.S.-China trade tensions lead emerging-market investors to flock to Vietnam Vietnam has seen an influx of economic activity as companies seek to avoid tariffs on Chinese importsEmerging market investors are buying up Vietnamese shares as the economy benefits from a reorganization of global supply chains
7:56 p.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain ahead of ECB meeting Nikkei, Hang Seng edge up as stocks in mainland China dipAsian markets mostly gained in early trading Wednesday, ahead of expected further monetary easing by the European Central Bank.
2:23 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
China's SAFE says it's loosening foreign investment rulesChina's State Administration of Foreign Exchange said it's decided to cancel the investment quota limitations of qualified foreign institutional investors and RMB qualified foreign institutional investors. Foreign institutional investors will still need to go through registration, SAFE said. More than 400 institutional investors from 31 countries and regions have invested in China's financial markets through these channels, SAFE said.
10:50 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Steven Russolillo
Amid protests, Hong Kong’s tourism suffers worst month since 2003 It’s a clear indicator that the antigovernment protests are hurting parts of the local economyIt’s a clear indicator that the antigovernment protests are hurting parts of the local economy.
8:55 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - Associated Press
Hong Kong warns U.S. to stay out of its internal affairs Protesters on Sunday were seen imploring President Trump to ‘stand with Hong Kong’Protesters on Sunday were seen imploring President Trump to ‘stand with Hong Kong.’
5:42 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
How the trade war became the stock market’s biggest driverTrade policy has never been as uncertain as it currently is, and that uncertainty is leading to volatile stock markets, a new study finds.
4:38 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Mnuchin says U.S-China talks show 'good faith' by BeijingTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday he takes it as a sign of "good faith" by China that officials will restart trade talks with their U.S. counterparts. Officials are expected to begin discussions in early October and Mnuchin told Fox Business Network that his objective is getting a good deal for American workers and companies. President Donald Trump is willing to continue with tariffs on Chinese goods if there's no deal, Mnuchin added. Separately, Mnuchin told the network he didn't see signs of a U.S. recession. The Treasury chief made his comments before the start of regular trading, as U.S. stock futures were pointing up.
12:56 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
China offers to buy some U.S. agricultural exports if U.S. relaxes restrictions: reportChina trade negotiators last week offered to buy a small amount of U.S. farm goods, but that offer could hinge on U.S. concessions, , citing sources. The phone conversation between involving Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last Wednesday. However, those same sources said the U.S may need to lighten export restraints on Chinese tech giant Huawei and hold off on hiking tariffs on $250 billion in goods, planned for Oct. 1. U.S. President Donald Trump has been pressing for China to boost buying of corn and soybeans.
7:28 p.m. Sept. 8, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets gain as investors weigh latest economic data Nikkei, Shanghai indexes edge up; Hang Seng stays about flatAsian markets were generally higher in early trading Monday, as investors continued to digest recent economic data.
12:09 p.m. Sept. 8, 2019 - Associated Press
China’s trade with U.S. tumbles as tariff war escalates Chinese exports to U.S. fall 16% year-over-yearChina’s trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth.
12:10 p.m. Sept. 7, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
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11:35 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Robert J. Barro
Why Trump hates imports — and why that’s bananas Get used to it: Trump’s trade war won’t end quicklyDonald Trump’s trade war won’t end soon, because the president doesn’t understand what’s good about imports, writes Robert J. Barro.
6:12 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Kudlow sees possibility 'something positive' comes out of U.S.-China talks National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Friday he saw the potential for "something positive" to emerge from U.S.-China trade talks set to begin later this month. Appearing on CNBC, Kudlow said President Donald Trump believes the Chinese want to make a deal and that talks are continuing. Talks are scheduled at the deputy level in Washington for this month, and high-level officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will meet in early October, Kudlow said. He also called a "blowout number," though the gain of 130,000 jobs was lower than expected. He focused on the household survey in the interview. Some 571,000 people entered the labor force in August and nearly 590,000 found work, that survey found. U.S. stocks opened higher after the government reported the jobs data.
3:18 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Lin Zhu
China frees up $126 billion for lending with reserve-ratio cutChina’s central bank will unleash roughly 900 billion yuan ($126 billion) into the financial system, in an effort to boost lending as the world’s second-largest economy faces increasing pressure from a trade war with the U.S.
7:07 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets gain on trade-deal hopes, positive U.S. economic data Nikkei, Hang Seng advance following Wall Street rallyAsian shares rose Friday as investors cheered plans for more trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing and drew encouragement from positive data about the U.S. economy.
12:15 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow notches best day in 3 weeks on rising trade optimism, rosier economic data Call between Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer tentatively set the stage for a resumption of talks U.S. stocks rally Thursday after American and Chinese officials declare a tentative resumption of tariff talks, viewed by Wall Street as a sign of progress in the yearlong trade conflict between the economic superpowers.
12:00 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
2-year Treasury yield stages biggest one-day jump since February 2015Treasury yields rise on Thursday after the U.S. and China agreed to meet in October to renew trade talks, easing investors’ appetite for haven assets like government paper.
10:10 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold logs biggest daily dollar loss in 3 years on China trade optimism, upbeat private-jobs data News of October U.S.-China trade talks fuel a rally in stocksGold prices drop Thursday, suffering their largest one-day dollar loss in almost three years, as news that the U.S. and China agreed to another round of trade talks next month dulled the precious metal’s haven appeal.
4:41 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
This big bank expects stocks to drop through the end of the year—here’s why Critical information for the U.S. trading dayIt’s not a law that big banks have to be bullish, even though they usually find a way to look on the bright side of life.
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